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Boka Toothpaste, Ela Mint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Boka Toothpaste, Ela Mint product label collected on June 01, 2021 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Boka Toothpaste, Ela Mint is 2.

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Data last updated: June 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA ESSENTIAL (PEPPERMINT) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL POWDER

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
HYDROXYAPATITE
Appeared as: HYDROXYAPATITE (NANO)

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL

Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ILLICIUM VERUM (STAR ANISE) OIL

Limited
GAULTHERIA FRAGRANTISSIMA (WINTERGREEN) OIL
Appeared as: GAULTHERIA PROCUMBERIS (WINTERGREEN) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT POWDER

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM)
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM MINISCULA SEED (CARDAMOM)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, HYDRATED SILICA, SORBITOL POWDER, SILICA, HYDROXYAPATITE (NANO), SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, MENTHA PIPERITA ESSENTIAL (PEPPERMINT) OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL, ILLICIUM VERUM (STAR ANISE) OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBERIS (WINTERGREEN) OIL, XYLITOL, XANTHAN GUM, STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT POWDER, METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT, MENTHOL, ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM MINISCULA SEED (CARDAMOM), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE.

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